This volume presents a collection of myths and legends gathered from various sources, representing the diverse tapestry of beliefs of Aboriginal people throughout Australia.
Alexander Wyclif Reed, also known as Clif Reed and A. W. Reed, (1908 – 1979) was a prolific New Zealand publisher and author.
With his uncle Alfred he established the publishing firm A. H. & A. W. Reed. As an author he was known most commonly as A. W. Reed. Reed wrote many books on topics such as myths, language and place names of both Māori and Australian Aboriginal cultures.